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Economic Forces May Do What the BCS Won't

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And that is create four 16-team Super Conferences with a play-off system. I have thought for a long time that we will see another "downsizing" in the BCS conferences into Super Conferences, pushed mostly by TV money. But rising gas prices, unheard of coaches salaries, and the rush to build facilities to keep up with the Jones' (Texas), have college athletic expenses exploding.

Soon some schools will have to finally take a realistic look in the mirror and decide how much longer they can throw good money after bad.

And the BCS powers will take a look at their bottom line, at the TV money out there and encourage some of their "smaller" brethren to move on.

Tim Stephens of the Orlando Sentinel agrees with me, and while his Super Conference Divisions don't make sense the general idea does.